Buxus microphylla var. koreana 'Winter Gem'
Common name: 
Winter Gem Boxwood
Pronunciation: 
BUK-sus mi-kro-FIL-a ko-ree-AH-na
Family: 
Buxaceae
Genus: 
Synonyms: 
B. m. var. japonica 'Winter Gem'
B. sinica var. insularis 'Winter Gem'
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf evergreen shrub, 4-6 ft (1.2-1.8 m) tall and wide, less in northern climates.  Leaves opposite, simple, oval; some report it retains dark green color in winter whereas others say it bronzes in winter but returns to green in spring.
  • Sun to part shade.  Very winter hardy.  Sold under a variety of scientific names.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone (4)  5
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